Holy Thursday, March 29, 2018
Evening Mass of the Lord's Supper at 7:00pm
Good Friday, March 30, 2018
• Confessions from 12:00 - 2:00pm
• Passion of the Lord at 3:00pm
• Solemn Stations of the Cross at
Holy Saturday, March 31, 2018
The Easter Vigil Mass in The Holy Night
Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018
• 8:00am Mass (Organ Music)
• 10:00am Mass (Organ w/Choir)
• 11:30am Spanish Mass
Temptation: 12 Things to Know
- KATHLEEN BECKMAN
12 Things to Know About Temptation: A Summary
- Temptation is an attraction, either from outside
oneself or from within, to act contrary to right reason and the commandments of God (CCC 538).
- The capital sins: pride, greed, envy, anger, lust,
gluttony, and sloth/laziness are at the root of all temptation.
- "Man is never wholly free from temptation… but with patience and true humility we become stronger than any enemy" (Pope Benedict XVI).
- "The patience and humility required to defeat the
enemy come by following Christ every day and from learning to build our life not outside of him" (Pope
- The victory that conquers the world is our faith
(1 John 5:4). When we fall, begin again in faith.
- The gift of faith is dynamic. It leads us into God’s victory over temptation and sin.
- The opposite of faith in God is pride because a proud person thinks that everything depends on him, as if God did not exist in his life. Self-reliance in the face of temp-tation is folly.
- Temptation closes us in, takes away the ability to see ahead, closes every horizon and in this way leads us to sin” (Pope Francis).
- Christ is always willing to teach us how to escape from temptation. Jesus is great because he not only brings us out of temptation, but also gives us more con-fidence (Pope Francis).
- If our faith becomes lukewarm and has no expres-sion, God can allow us to fall. God does not want evil but may want its consequences, since the consequences of evil impart grace and the call to be converted
(Fr. Tadeusz Dajczar).
- "No trial has come to you but what is human. God is faithful and will not let you be tried beyond your strength, but with the trial he will also provide a way out, so that you may be able to bear it" (1 Cor. 10:13).
- When our bond of love for God is fortified by sacra-mental confession, our spiritual armor is strengthened for resisting continuous temptations from the world, the flesh and the devil.
Prayer to Saint Joseph, our Patron, for a Difficult Problem
O Glorious St. Joseph, thou who hast power to render possible even things which are considered impossible, come to our aid in our present trouble and distress.
Take this important and difficult
affair under thy particular protection, that it may end happily.
(MENTION YOUR REQUEST)
O dear St. Joseph, all our confidence is in thee. Let it not be said that we would invoke thee in vain; and since thou art so powerful with Jesus and Mary, show that thy goodness equal thy power. Amen.
St. Joseph, friend of the Sacred Heart, pray for us.
Why Light a Votive Candle?
A Votive Light is a "silent sentinel" and can burn for your special intentions or for someone who is in need of prayers. This is a thoughtful expression of your sentiments and best wishes for any occasion. Your Votive Light can be an act of faith and charity - the light is a symbol of the sacrifice you have made in behalf of someone else - and it is a silent reminder of your prayers for them.
Unlike a regular purchase, a votive candle donation is an "offering" made to God through the intercession of the Saints which also helps support our St. Joseph the Worker Church's mission of beautiful liturgies, reconciliation and healing.
Your prayerful votive offerings are "lighting up" our church with beauty and prayer. Thank you, and may God bless you.